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Ten of the best new songs from Eurovision artists!

Manizha – ‘Now or Never’

Not just every Russian woman that needs to know, but everyone world over needs to know that Manizha is back with new music! The progressive artist who knows how to use her voice for music as well as activism, still has a lot to say in her latest single that speaks to a moment that feels like, ‘Now or Never’.

Madame Monsieur – ‘Des Gens Mortels’ (EP)

Last year Madame Monsieur released a bumper 25-track album ‘Tandem’ in collaboration with other French artists. However the ongoing Covid-19 health crisis, ensured the French duo had a bit more downtime together. So what better way to spend it, than working on even more songs! Today that gives us the 6-track EP, ‘Des Gens Mortels’ or ‘Of Mortal People’. Among the tracks are personal stories interlaced with 90s RnB and early 00s electronic beats. Most notable is the track ‘Bleed’, a topic not often spoken in song, as Emilie shares her experience of miscarriage.

The double meaning of the title Des Gens Mortels is deliberate. It’s a way of talking about all those who can’t be heard, who don’t wave, don’t make noise, who don’t scream indiscriminately on social media and who are just trying to to be good people on a daily basis. It’s also us, mortal people, we want to show that we make beautiful songs. And then, it says that we will all disappear one day, end up the same way. It’s a kind of fatalism.

Madame Monsieur

Clara Klingenström – ‘Claras dagbok’ (Album)

Last week on New Music Friday Melodifestivalen 2021 star, Clara Klingenström released new single, ‘Se mig, bara se mig‘. Fresh from that a preview of what was to come, Clara now shares a whole collection of 17 songs on debut album, Claras dagbok. These personal stories of Clara’s diary, many written whilst still in school, reflect on a difficult upbringing whilst looking for hope in the dark. Each song noted for its familiar country bars as Clara’s stirring vocal recounts the passages of her life, family and love.

Which is your favourite song of New Music Friday? Let us know! Be sure to stay updated by following @ESCXTRA on Twitter, @escxtra on Instagram and liking our Facebook page for the latest updates! Also, be sure to follow us on Spotify for the latest music from your favourite Eurovision acts. As well as YouTube to see our reactions to the news in the run up to the 2022 contest in Turin!

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Lisa Bird

My first Eurovision memory was watching 1994 as a hatchling. I've been tapping my talons to the bops and bangers from Europe and beyond ever since! I finally spread my wings to attending the contest in Lisbon 2018 and am now a regular at many events and national finals - especially my regular nest at Eesti Laul.

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